AAC Capital UK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

AAC Capital UK’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (14%) and retail (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (41%). In total, AAC Capital UK has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Global Garden Products Italy for $541M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). AAC Capital UK’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Global Garden Products Italy for $823M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 7

AAC Capital UK LLP

Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House Street,
London, W1W 7FA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3574 4075
www.aaccapitaluk.com

AAC Capital UK is a mid-market Private equity buyout firm focuses on the niche companies in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer sectors. AAC Capital UK formerly known as the UK team of ABN AMRO Capital. The firm looks to invest in profitable, cash-generative companies whose principal operations are in the UK. AAC Capital UK LLP is a private equity arm of AAC Capital partners. AAC Capital UK was formed in 2011 and is based in UK.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 150
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 22 - - - - - 22
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 21 - - - - - 21
vol $3.2B $3.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
STRIX Group Plc 2017-08-08 - IPO
Ronaldsway, United Kingdom · www.strixplc.com
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. 2017-06-15 135M USD Secondary Sale
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.dunlopaircrafttyres.co.uk
James Dewhurst Ltd. 2017-05-23 68M GBP Trade Sale
Altham, United Kingdom · www.jamesdewhurst.com
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2017-01-19 - Trade Sale
Brentwood, United Kingdom · www.martindalepharma.co.uk
NSL Services Group Ltd. 2017-01-10 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.nsl.co.uk
Celotex Group Ltd. 2012-08-31 71M GBP Trade Sale
Hadleigh, United Kingdom · www.celotex.co.uk
Amtico International Ltd. 2012-03-05 - Trade Sale
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.amtico.com
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 251M GBP Secondary Sale
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com
Ocean Media Group Ltd. 2012-01-19 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.oceanmedia.co.uk
NSL Services Group Ltd. 2010-09-21 185M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.nsl.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 3 (14%) 111M (6%)
Retail - - 2 (9%) 302M (16%)
Publishing - - 2 (9%) 161M (8%)
Building Materials - - 2 (9%) 151M (8%)
Machinery - - 1 (5%) 541M (28%)
Business Services - - 1 (5%) 185M (10%)
Life Science - - 1 (5%) 154M (8%)
Chemicals - - 1 (5%) 115M (6%)
Leisure - - 1 (5%) 71M (4%)
Restaurants - - 1 (5%) 34M (2%)
Defense - - 1 (5%) 32M (2%)
Media - - 1 (5%) 31M (2%)
Distribution - - 1 (5%) 14M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Electronics - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation - - 1 (5%) -
Total - - 22 $1.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 19 (86%) 1.3B (67%)
Italy - - 1 (5%) 541M (29%)
Australia - - 1 (5%) 76M (4%)
Finland - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic - - 19 (86%) 1.3B (67%)
Cross-border - - 3 (14%) 617M (33%)
Total - - 22 $1.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (50%) 315M (17%)
Secondary Buyout - - 9 (41%) 1.4B (75%)
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) 154M (8%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (5%) -
Total - - 22 $1.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (33%) 407M (13%)
Secondary Sale 6 (29%) 2.1B (66%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (29%) 677M (21%)
IPO 2 (10%) -
Total 21 $3.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
2
UBS Investment Bank
1
Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP
1
Legal Deals
CMS Legal Services EEIG
2
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
1
Nabarro LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.5B
< $100M 9 $426M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Global Garden Products Italy S.p.A
$541M (2003-12-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.7B
< $100M 7 $430M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest Global Garden Products Italy S.p.A
$823M (2007-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
36%
8 (36%)
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
24%
5 (24%)
Strategic(s)
57%
12 (57%)

FAQ

When was AAC Capital UK LLP founded?

AAC Capital UK LLP was founded in 2011.

What type of investor is AAC Capital UK LLP?

AAC Capital UK LLP is a private equity firm.

Where is AAC Capital UK LLP headquartered?

AAC Capital UK LLP is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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